Just hours after Google Inc(NASDAQ:GOOG) Nexus 4 UK sales were reopened, the 8GB iteration of the Android 4.2 handset has once again sold out. Google has confirmed. Buyers can still pick up the somewhat more expensive 16GB model. However, although the store is saying that this will not be shipped for five to six weeks.
It is unclear when Google will be receiving its next batch of Nexus 4 handsets, and it has yet to respond to our request for comment.
With stocks depleted from the Google Play Store, those looking to snap up the Google Nexus 4 ahead of the festive period will now be forced to turn their efforts to the more costly networks and third party retailers. With O2’s month long period of exclusivity on the device expiring on December 13, Three and Carphone Warehouse have already revealed their Google Nexus 4 deals, neither of which can compete with the Google Play Store’s £239 and £279 SIM-free Google Nexus 4 prices for the 8GB and 16GB models respectively.
Buyers certainly get a lot for their money, as the handset features a 4.7 inch HD IPS display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and the latest version of Google's mobile operating system, Android Jelly Bean 4.2.
There is also an 8MP rear-facing camera, a front-facing video calling camera and a 2,100mAh battery. Google started selling the Nexus 4 in the UK on 13 November, but sold out within minutes.